Interior design is ever-evolving. One of the latest trends in interior design that is unique and in conflict with past trends is the use of concrete in interiors.
No longer is concrete raw and unappealing. Concrete’s utilitarian and sturdy characteristics are being subtly combined with elegance and style thanks to new designs and casting methods. Concrete also has a number of benefits for homeowners that contribute to its growing popularity.
In the past, concrete has been used mostly for outdoor spaces such as for driveways, patios and pavements. However, concrete is anything but boring and uninspiring.
It offers many benefits including the ability to take on any shape or form, as well as its versatility to be cast into various customisable designs. Concrete can be skilfully used in many different ways to create alternatives for costly installations with some out-of-the-box thinking. Here are just a few examples:
Floors & walls
The durable and long-lasting characteristics of concrete make it ideal for flooring and wall panels. In addition to enhancing the faux industrial look in communal spaces, its neutral grey hue makes the material ideal for bringing a sleek minimalist touch to contemporary homes.
Kitchen & Bathrooms
Concrete is considered the most suitable material and has been used to create polished concrete sinks, kitchen islands, and worktops due to its heat and scratch resistance properties. In addition to bathroom dividers and backsplashes, concrete’s utility has also affected the production of these structures. Moreover, concrete-seals are water and stain resistant, making them suitable for use in wet areas.
With stone veneers on the way out, concrete enhances the minimalist look, which contributes to concrete’s sudden resurgence. Concrete fireplaces, or art installations, have a cohesive wholesomeness that other surfaces cannot match. Because of its versatility, it is perfect for creating textured wall designs and art pieces.
Concrete suspension lights have recently become popular in the design community. With this design, the concrete mould sets a bold contrast to the simple design. A fusion of these two stark concepts creates an unexpected twist in the ever-expanding world of concrete.
Why Choose Concrete for your Interior?
The use of concrete in indoor spaces is an ingenious use of its adaptability and versatility. With the ever-evolving landscape of technology, new mixes can be created that come in different finishes. Various concrete blends that mimic the texture of marble and limestone post-polish are available in the market, making them ideal for luxurious yet affordable interiors. White concrete can be stained with colours to add softness and a variety of concrete blends mimic the texture of marble and limestone post-polish.
For homeowners looking to renovate on a budget, concrete is an affordable and hard-wearing material. Because of its low installation costs and negligible upkeep, it is now common in most interiors.
- Low maintenance
Concrete worktops have many distinct properties that set it apart from traditional building materials. For example it is low maintenance. It is heat and water resistant. Moreover, it inhibits mold growth and prevents moisture from entering the structure. Concrete can be made scratch- and stain-proof with a number of quality seals.
With its subtle usage and design aesthetic, it adds a unique architectural element to rooms. A concrete accent creates a contemporary aesthetic that encapsulates the industrial vibe and has an urban feel. Combining textures and materials such as wood, leather, and dark colours; with the grainy neutral tones of the concrete, softens its rigid and bare ambiance.
Please contact us if you would like your concrete furniture designs brought to life. We can work with you to make it a reality.